“New Hope Chapel is committed to being a beacon of hope to our neighbors, by introducing them to Jesus Christ and guiding them to a deep personal relationship with Him. We entrust our lives to the obedience of Christ’s teachings and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, living out God’s grace as Jesus told us “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
The following meditation gives some context to our vision.
Worship Me Only. Idolatry has always been the downfall of My people. I make no secrets about being a jealous God. Current idols are more subtle than ancient ones because today’s false gods are often outside the field of religion. People, possessions, status, and self-aggrandizement are some of the most popular deities today. Beware of bowing down before these things. False gods never satisfy; instead, they stir up lust for more and more.
When you seek Me instead of the world’s idols, you experience My Joy and Peace. These intangibles slake the thirst of your soul, providing deep satisfaction. The glitter of the world is tinny and temporal. The Light of My Presence is brilliant and everlasting. Walk in the Light with Me. Thus you become a beacon through whom others are drawn to Me. [Exodus 20:4-5; 2 Samuel 22:29]
(excerpted from “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young)